With the advancement of communication technology, "android phones" are being popular in Nepalese cellular market. "Android" is a Google based open source OS designed especially for mobile devices including Cell Phones, Tablets, Netbooks, and many more devices. There are a number of useful softwares available to download on Google Play Store -- the official app store for Android. Below are some of the top Nepali android apps that are available for free.
Nepali Load Shedding Schedule : Developer : Chandra/ Eliza Shrestha
"Nepali Load Shedding Schedule" is one of the most popular and downloaded Nepali android application. This application enables user to view and search the latest updated load shedding schedules. It is designed with the feature by which user can create widgets according to "load shedding groups". Moreover, we can receive notification before and after load shedding and send load shedding schedule via SMS to any other phone. Latest schedules can be easily updated.
Hamro Patro : Developer : Shankar Uprety
This application keeps it's user up-to-date with the Nepali standard time and date. It can further be used for horoscope. Similarly, we also can convert a date from Bikram Sambat (BS) to date in Iswi Sambat (AD). Moreover, we can know about the latest foreign currency exchange rates by using this application. It supports both Nepali and English font. The recent update allows us to listen Nepali FM station online. Not only that, we can also excess the information about the FM that we are tuning on by using this app. This app seems promising and we expect more updates from the developer.
Nepali News, News of Nepal : Developer : Mahesh Subedi
With this application, we can read all the Nepali news from different sources at one platform. It includes most popular newspapers and blogs including kantipur, nagariknews, my sansar, hamra kura, nepalnews.com, the himalayan times, republica, BBC Nepali, Nepali times, singhadurbar.com, naya patrika, xnepali, dautari blog, and many more. It also supports easy social sharing. Reading plane is very clean and unobtrusive. Every new updates has made this app more useful and simple to use. This application can be even more helpful to Nepalese living abroad to stay updated with current happenings in their home country.
Nepali Quiz : Developer : Anil Shrestha & Bikul Koirala
This is a fun Quiz app that includes questions mainly about Nepal. This application supports English language only. It covers questions from various areas including history, geography, sports, entertainment, language and other areas of common interests. We can utilize our spare time by gaining knowledge with fun.
Plugin Nepali: Developer : Honso
This app enables it's user to directly write Devanagari Nepali Unicode font. This app fills the gaps between English and Nepali language in everyday textual communication. We need to install MultiLing keyboard (an android app ) along with this application to run it. The best part of the application is that it does not need internet connection to run, even though, it fails to enable user write half letter.
NOTE: We have selected these apps on the basis of usefulness, user ratings and number of downloads. Edited by: Dinesh Devkota